George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Augustine Davis, Matthew Brown, and Leonard Yundt, 20 September 1797

To Augustine Davis, Matthew Brown, and Leonard Yundt

Mount Vernon 20th Sepr 1797.


Be pleased to insert the enclosed advertisement four times in your Paper with proper intervals between1—and consider me as a Subscriber to it from the first of next Month at which time you will begin to forward them to Sir Your Very Hble Servt

Go: Washington

ALS (letterpress copy), NN: Washington Papers.

Augustine Davis had been editor of the Virginia Gazette, and General Advertiser in Richmond since 1790. For GW’s placing another advertisement in Brown and Yundt’s Federal Gazette & Baltimore Daily Advertiser, see GW to Nathaniel Ramsay, 13 Aug., n.2.

1The enclosed letterpress copy of the advertisement, written by GW and dated at Mount Vernon, 20 Sept., reads: “On the 20th of November next in Alexandria, (being Court day), will be exposed for sale one or more covering Jacks, & several young ones of different ages & sizes; all descended from Royal Gift (an imported Jack from Spain, upwards of 15 hands high) out of Imported Jennies from Malta full 14 hands high.

“The terms of sale (or if not sold, of letting them for one or more seasons to cover) will then be made known: the payments may be made easy to the purchaser, Bond & security being given for the amount, with interest.

“At the sametime and place, sundry horses & mares will be offered for sale. The latter having been to the Jacks, are probably with foal. James Anderson—Managr.”

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